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"Disappointed" House accepts Senate's changes to school finance bill

After three hours of private negotiations and almost two hours of public debate Tuesday, the Texas House decided to agree with the Senate's decision to strip funding and reforms from a school finance … more

Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Republican governors meeting in Austin

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Austin next week to address Republican governors' yearly meeting, according to the group.  Pence, the former Indiana governor, will deliver a speech Nov. 15 … more

How to Tell if You Have Flu, Cold or Stomach Flu, and What to Know

(StatePoint) While each year millions in the U.S. are sickened during flu season, many can’t distinguish between symptoms of the seasonal strain of the flu, a cold and the “stomach flu.” Knowing the difference, and how to properly treat each … more

Congress is eyeing big Medicaid cuts. Here’s why it matters to Texas families.

As Republicans debate health care reform, there is one issue on the mind of many Texas families: Medicaid reform. more

Lena Elizabeth Brown

Lena Elizabeth Brown was arrested and charged with theft from the Wal-Mart store on Walton Way in Cedar Park. more

Obituary: Kenneth Odell Werline

Kenneth Odell Werline was born March 25, 1948 in Courtney, Okla. and passed away Feb. 17, 2017 in Moore, Okla.  Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ima Bell (Farrow) Werline, and brother Randy Werline.Survivors include his … more

Cedar Park officer assaulted during traffic stop

A Cedar Park police officer is recovering after he was allegedly assaulted during a 3:14 a.m. traffic stop on Dec. 30.According to the Cedar Park Police Department, the officer pulled over 30-year-old Nicholas Curtis for not having a rear license … more

Vista Ridge wins basketball tournament, hopeful for future

Hillary poured in 29 points with seven assists, 10 steals and eight rebounds as Vista Ridge (13-2) blasted Pflugerville Hendrickson (10-4) 66-51 to win the Third Annual Nancy Walling Classic basketball tournament.Vista Ridge jumped to a 15-10 … more

What it means for Texas colleges if Trump targets affirmative action

For about a year starting in June 2016, the practice of affirmative action in Texas university admissions seemed secure. The University of Texas at Austin won a U.S. Supreme Court case on the … more

Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more … more

With no state-approved textbooks, Texas ethnic studies teachers make do

When 16-year-old Adán Zylberberg was in need of a book about Malcolm X for an ethnic studies project, Elizabeth Close handed him a copy of "Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography," which brought to life … more

Ride-hailing nonprofit struggles to survive in Austin

RideAustin, one of several small companies that started operations in Austin last year after Uber and Lyft left the city, is now seeing its ridership cut in half since the two returned to town. more

Considering a bond election

In January, the LISD Board of Trustees formed the 2017 Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) to study the district’s present and future facility, technology and ancillary needs. The intent of this committee is to help the Board determine whether it is … more

Reflecting on 2016: Leander

Major grocery store, Randalls, opened the end of 2016 in Leander. Mayor Chris Fielder says 2017 will be a year full of goals becoming a reality.  more

City of Leander Swimming Pool Plaster Repair & Renewal

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL  Sealed responses addressed to the Purchasing Department, City of Leander, 200 W. Willis St. Leander, Texas 78641, for: SWIMMING POOL PLASTER REPAIR AND RENEWAL will be received prior to 3:00 P.M., December 29, 2016 … more

Cedar Park Council considers ordinance prohibiting drones over events

The Cedar Park City Council is considering an ordinance prohibiting the flying of unmanned aircraft, frequently called drones, over special events in the city. more

Gov. Abbott slams House, doesn't rule out second special session

Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House — particularly Speaker Joe Straus — for the shortcomings of the special session and left the door open to calling another one. "I’m … more

Texas A&M outlasts Arkansas is overtime in Arlington

Death. Taxes. Texas A&M and Arkansas going to overtime at Jerryworld. more

Cedar Park boys finish 3rd at cross country state meet

Travian Holst’s 100th straight day of running ended with some hardware. 

Holst individually finished 21st overall with a time of 15:54.07, helping the Cedar Park boys’ cross country team finish in third place at the UIL state cross country meet Saturday morning at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. 

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Texas voters wary of making changes to the U.S. Constitution

Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature proposal to get the states together to revise the U.S. Constitution is a nonstarter with most Texas voters, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune … more
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